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Location
Flowing southward through central Gondor, from its source above Erech in the White Mountains to meet the Great Sea at Edhellond
Race
Culture
Settlements
Erech stood near the river's source; Edhellond stood at its mouth
Source
Tributaries
Met the Ringló at its mouth
Outflow
Pronunciation
mo'rthond
Meaning
'Black root' (because its source was in the shadow-shrouded valley of the Morthond Vale)
Other names

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  • Updated 18 October 2014
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River Morthond

The river of the Blackroot Vale

Rivers of Gondor

A river that rose under the shadows of the White Mountains (hence its name, meaning 'black root') and flowed approximately south through the lands of Gondor. It flowed into the Ringló above the ancient port of Edhellond.


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